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    15 Comic-Con Movies And How They Performed In The Real World

    This weekend the rather seismic cultural force known as San Diego Comic-Con kicks off with every conceivable bell and whistle attached. Formerly just a huge comic convention, in the last seven to eight years Comic-Con has ridden the current of the geeky zeitgeist and grown in importance and magnitud...

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    'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Sequel Not A Go Just Yet; 'Fright Night 2' Is Happening, But With An All New Cast

    It came as a surprise to many when "Texas Chainsaw 3D" topped the box office last weekend, hauling in $21.7 million and beating out "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" in the process. What wasn’t so surprising was...

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    Weekend Box Office: Audiences Stay Home In Droves As 'The Help' Defeats Weak New Releases

    Credit a canny expansion strategy that nabbed “The Help” the number one spot at the box office in its second weekend of release. Disney wisely banked on the film having more buzz than the slate of underwhelming new releases (not all of it positive), and after two weekends, it’s easily one of the season’s big success stories, as the picture has crested $70 million after only twelve days of release. The establishment has been encouraged - stories of the struggles of minorities highlighted by the heroism of a plucky white person of higher social strata are surefire earners, particularly if you market to families. Institutionalized racism at its ...

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    In Theaters: 'Conan' Battles 'Fright Night,' 'Spy Kids 4' & 'One Day' At The Box Office

    Hi kids! Didya miss me? I have to first apologize for slandering "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," that movie was great! More cartoon faces of apes played by Andy Serkis please! Who was your favorite ape? Mine was Maurice the orangutan. Okay, so there's a ton of crazy stuff opening this weekend so l...

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    'Fright Night' Writer Marti Noxon On The Influence Of 'Near Dark' & Differences From 'True Blood'

    Plus Her Work On 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies' & More“Fright Night” screenwriter Marti Noxon knows a thing or two about vampires. As a writer and executive producer for Joss Whedon’s much beloved “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” she oversaw all manner of things that go bump in the night. She returns ...

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    Craig Gillespie Says He Was Attracted To The "Brutal" Vampire Mythology Of ‘Fright Night’

    Despite his art house pedigree, “Lars and the Real Girl” director Craig Gillespie -- who will tackle "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" next -- is diving into the genre world head first. This week he attempts to satiate the horror crowd with a remake of ‘80s camp classic “Fright Night” that he hopes will bring back the “ruthless vampire” from the depths of lovey-dovey romanticism like “Twilight.” Starring Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Imogen Poots, the film keeps the basic premise but adds a darker edge to the proceedings while relocating the story to Las Vegas. Add in some 3D and you have a unique, ...

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    Empire Big Screen '11 Review: 'Fright Night' Is Entertaining, But Eminently Disposable

    A confession: this writer has never seen the original "Fright Night." It's one of a certain kind of 80s VHS-era film ("The Goonies," 'Weird Science," 'Wargames"), beloved by a certain generation that this writer was a few years too late for, and that we've never caught up on, principally because it feels like there are plenty of better things to do with our time. This is a long-winded way of saying that if you're looking for comparisons between the original and 2011's "Fright Night", if you're looking for someone to tell you if Colin Farrell lives up to Chris Sarandon, this is not the review for you. What we can do is judge Craig Gillespie's ...

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    Imogen Poots Says Colin Farrell Brings A "Slick Sexuality" To His Vampire In 'Fright Night'

    Here at The Playlist, we’ve been singing the praises of British actress Imogen Poots for a while now. She impressed in Jordan Scott’s boarding school drama “Cracked” and David Levien’s “Solitary Man,” and has been building her presence over the years, with smaller roles in “V for Vendetta,” “28 Weeks Later” and “Me and Orson Welles.” At the close of 2010, The Playlist listed Poots as one of our 15 actresses on the rise, and indeed with roles coming up in the biopic "Greetings From Tim Buckley," the drama "A Late Quartet" (alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and more) and the romance/heist flick "Comes A Bright Day" with "Submar...

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    Comic-Con '11: Vampires --The Biting Kind -- Are Back With 'Fright Night' & 'Underworld: Awakening'

    Though "Breaking Dawn" has captured the hearts of teens and their moms, the brutal, blood-sucking, non-sparkly vampire remains immortal. After Thursday's "Twilight" lovefest, Comic-Con's Hall H was taken over by two vehicles for the meaner brand of the undead with "Fright Night" and "Underworld: Awa...

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    Watch: David Tennant Teaches Anton Yelchin How To Kill A Vampire In New 'Fright Night' Clip

    While most of us at the Playlist have been pleasantly surprised by what we've seen so far in Craig Gillespie's "Fright Night" remake, a small contingent still remains unimpressed, not quite charmed by Colin Farrell's hearty chomp into the villain role or the balance between horror and comedy Gillesp...

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